Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Puppy Pop Art Project

It's done! Yippee! The Puppy Pop Art piece is complete, I would like to do this again. That isn't something I say every time I finish a project. In hindsight I will make a few changes next time.
I knew I wanted to include Bailey's name into the piece but didn't leave enough room once said and done. However if there's a will there's a way and I think it works. I have included the Bailey inspiration picture for you to compare as well. The last post I included a link for instruction for those interested.

The bird pillow is the same birdie applique I used on my toaster cover. I just added a bit more of a branch. The birdie is black ultra suede fused on Amy Butler fabric. Thanks again Leah of Sew Spoiled for the free applique. I'm sure I will use this sweetie for awhile. Get your free applique here.

Some new hooties have hatched, now I want a basket or a tree or something for them to hang out. They look kind of sleepy don't you think? Note the awesome tree behind them from my peep Jodi Reeves.

Head on over to The Creative Jar and post a comment to win something from Jodi.

I'm loving all the freebies!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Puppy Pop Art

I have been busy with some catch up work before I head down to FLA to visit two of my girls and two of the grand kids. You know I must bring something for each of them, so I am working on some super cute things. I'll be there for a week to babysit while they are out for spring break.

Here is something for my youngest daughter, it's a picture of her beloved Boston Terrier Bailey Boo. Bailey is even more spoiled than my dogs, of course Bailey is the only canine in the house (I have three).
I was inspired by Lori Marie of Pretty Little Things when she was on Martha Stewart. You may find the directions on the left sidebar of her site. I just love everything she does. I wonder if I could move into her "little house"?

I'm ready to do some embroidery touches before it is stapled to the frame but was so excited I had to share. So far I'm pleased and already have ideas to do my own four legged friends in Pop Art.
I will post the final project once complete.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Forgive me readers, it's been over 2 months since my last blog post

WOW! Has it really been that long? What can I say? December was a blur; 3 shows, 3 out of town trips and not to mention finishing holiday gifts. When January hit I just shut down completely.
Then when I was ready to join the world again I came down with a sinus and bronchial infection, and you guessed it my husband was hit with the same thing about a week later. Now it's almost spring!

Enough of that, let's move forward. This Sunday I'm meeting a few of my creative peeps and wanted to have something for show and tell. So I'm racking my brain trying to come up with a quick project and in keeping with "I'm making more things for myself/home this year. Ta Da ...
a cover for my not so pretty toaster. This was a simple project that clearly has endless possibilities.
I'm not completely satisfied, it needs a little tweaking but will do for now. The fit is a little too loose and it seems wonky? Here's the cool part the awesome birdie applique is a free download from the talented Leah of Sew Spoiled, link here. I want to make another for my mixer :)

One more thing on my mind and I don't want to get too heavy on you but ... the recent economic situation has affected most of us in one way or another. I believe it's important to reach out with support, understanding and encouragement for one another in these tough times. The biggest impact could be a kind word or smile and last time I checked they're still free.

And speaking of free, go check out my friend Jodi Reeves blog she has a fabric give a way!